IJCRR - 5(7), April, 2013
VIEWS OF MEDICAL STUDENTS ON TORTURE IN AHMEDABAD CITY
Author: Jagdeep Jadav, Gaurang Kothari, Rakesh, Padmraj, Harish Khubachandani, Anand Menat, Kalpesh Shah
Torture is a serious human rights violation which affects the victim both physically and mentally. Training in medical ethics and human rights has been identified internationally as one of the key strategies for the prevention of torture and other human rights. Medical Students studying 5th semester course of 2nd MBBS at B.J Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India were asked to fill a self administered, predesigned, multiple choice questionnaire during the year 2012. Multiple-choice questions were asked to assess the views of medical students regarding torture. The survey was consisted of the questions relating to the knowledge and attitude of medical students on torture. Total of 200 students were provided with the proforma of questionnaire. Majority of the students were aware of term torture in broad sense. Though many students are not against custodial violence, they have positive attitude in learning and inclusion of torture medicine in their medical curriculum.
Keywords: attitude, human rights, knowledge, torture
Jagdeep Jadav, Gaurang Kothari, Rakesh, Padmraj, Harish Khubachandani, Anand Menat, Kalpesh Shah. VIEWS OF MEDICAL STUDENTS ON TORTURE IN AHMEDABAD CITY International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(7), April, 62-65
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